Posts Tagged ‘video-player’

10 Programs that Make Windows 8 Better

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Here are some freeware programs that help to fill in some of the gaps in the new Windows 8 interface (or in other words, they make Windows 8 feel more like Windows 7.)

So you have made the jump and installed Windows 8 on a computer, or, you are planning to buy a tablet, laptop or desktop PC running Microsoft’s latest operating system. If this is your first contact with the OS, chance is that you will need some time adjusting to the new startpage, missing start menu, and all the smaller changes that come with it. I think we can all agree that Windows 8 is different, and that not only shows when you first boot into the operating system, but also when you try to run programs or tasks that may no longer work out of the box.


Miro 4 Beta Released – Better Performance, More Features

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

I’m kind of surprised that I haven’t heard about Miro before; it sounds kind of like a web browser, specially tailored for video, audio and bit torrent …

I’m keeping a close eye on Miro every since the product was released as the Democracy Player back in 2006. A lot has changed since then, not only the name. The developers have pushed out the first beta of the upcoming version of Miro. Let me explain quickly what Miro is all about.


DivX HiQ – Replace Video Player on Youtube and Other Video Sites

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Interesting … Here’s a video player that claims to be less of a resource-hog than Adobe Flash …

Current Adobe Flash versions cause a heavy load on many computer systems during video playback. This will change with the upcoming Adobe Flash Player 10.2 which is currently available as a beta version. Users who are experiencing performance problems during video playback, especially when they are playing high definition contents on video sites such as Youtube, Facebook, ESPN or Break, have the option of replacing the Flash video player with a third party player; And DivX HiQ is that player. The free software is available for Windows and Macintosh systems. It gets installed as a add-on or extension in popular browsers such as Google Chrome and Firefox. One thing that I did not like about the installation was that it added itself to all browsers instead of giving the user a choice of web browser to which it should be added to.